Redevelopment of Oakland Park strip clubs planned

Plans emerged to redevelop two former strip clubs in Oakland Park after the city government won a 30-year long legal fight to close the clubs. Local developer Amos Chess and his business partner Don Deitchman plan to develop a mid-rise apartment property with ground-floor commercial space at the former Pure Platinum strip club at 3411 North Federal Highway. City development applications show that the Bahama Breeze Caribbean restaurant chain plans to open a location at 3339-3347 North Federal Highway, where the old Solid Gold strip club operated. Chess agreed to buy the old Pure Platinum location after the prior owner withdrew lawsuits against the city government. The city went to court to shut down Pure Platinum after it opened in 1987, but a judge sided ...

Kimco plans makeover for Palm Beach Gardens shopping center

Kimco Realty plans to redevelop its shopping center in Palm Beach Gardens by building a fitness club, rental apartments and commercial space there. Kimco’s plan would transform Palm Beach Gardens Plaza, formerly known as Loehmann’s Plaza, a 14-acre property just east of Interstate 95 at the intersection of PGA Boulevard and RCA Boulevard. The redevelopment plan arose from a lawsuit Kimco filed against the city of Palm Beach Gardens in 2013. Kimco sued after the city rejected its plan to put a BJ’s Wholesale Club at the shopping center. In January, the city approved a settlement of the lawsuit with terms that require Kimco to submit a formal plan to redevelop the shopping center by December. Kimco would build a three-story Life Time fitness club, ...

Love Street plan up for review tonight in Jupiter

The Love Street development plan — this one without the boat slips for commercial fishing boats — is up for review today at 7 p.m. by the town’s planning and zoning board at the  Jupiter Community Center. Click here to see the plan. The town council, which must approve the final plan, is not bound by the planning board’s recommendation. Opponents blast the Love Street plan, calling it “just another shopping center.” “There’s not enough parking.” “The jobs it will create are low-paying.” “Pollution of the Jupiter Inlet will result,” they said. About 2,000 local residents signed an online petition opposing the development. Developer Charles Modica has said the plan to be reviewed tonight, about a quarter the size of the original proposal, preserves the waterfront theme ...

Sears allowed to sublease at Gardens Mall…Dick’s Sporting Goods appears to be on the way 

Sears, Roebuck & Co. won a legal fight over its plan to sublease part of its store at the Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens. Sears wanted to sublease the second floor of its department store at the Gardens Mall. But blocking Sears was a city resolution that prevented anchor tenants at the mall from subleasing their space without approval from the city of Palm Beach Gardens and the mall’s landlord, Forbes/Cohen Florida Properties LP, which rejected the sublease. Sears sued the landlord and the city to proceed with its planned second-floor sublease agreement with Dick’s Sporting Goods, but a Palm Beach Circuit Court judge ruled in favor of the defendant. Sears successfully appealed that ruling to the Fourth District Court of Appeal. The state appellate ...